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Cinderella Man
Collector's Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 104 (Jan 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Russell Crowe, Ren

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on Side A of Disc One of this two-disc collector's edition include a DVS

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 28707
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

for intense boxing violence and some language.
(Retail Price): $44.98
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 144
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/06/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ron Howard
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Cinderella Man" is the emotional true story of Jim Braddock (Crowe), a man who goes to extremes for the love of his family. During the Great Depression with his boxing career over, Braddock worked menial jobs and struggled to make ends meet. Determined to do more for his loving wife Mae (Zellweger), Jim goes back into the ring and makes the ultimate comeback. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits an understated, bland color palette, with lots of browns and grays, and dim lighting. The look seems to be perfectly complementary for the Depression-era storytelling. Colors appear desaturated, with blacks having a gray and milky quality. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended, especially for the darkest scenes. The picture can be extremely sharp and nicely textured, while other scenes appear soft or somewhat smeared. Contrast can also seem a bit low at times. As Braddock comes into more wealth and fame, a little bit more color is introduced into the palette: fleshtones don

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